Is COBRA proposal fair and reasonable?

January 2009
Business Insurance;1/26/2009, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p8
The author reflects on the COBRA health care continuation provisions included in an economic stimulus bill approved by the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. He points out that through subsidy, more people would purchase coverage and thus would be more likely to receive medical treatment, reducing the likelihood of minor problems leading to expensive medical complications. He argues that the COBRA coverage for employees who were 55 years and older would be a fundamental and ill-advised change in health care policy.


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